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LANZBC welcomes revived CPTPP negotiations

13 Nov 2017

The Latin America New Zealand Business Council welcomes the revived negotiations on the trade deal now known as the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance

01 Jul 2017

The LANZBC congratulates Trade Minister Todd McClay and the New Zealand Government on the launch of free trade agreement negotiations with Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

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New Zealand-Argentina agricultural agreement signed

16 Mar 2017

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has signed an Agricultural Cooperation Arrangement with Argentina today, aimed at building closer relationships between the two countries.

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Latin American Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence announced

09 Mar 2017

The LANZBC congratulate the University of Auckland and Victoria University on their successful bid to host new Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs).

The CAPEs will be cross-institutional centres of excellence specialising in the language, culture, politics and economics of countries or groups of countries within the Asia-Pacific region.

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LANZBC congratulates Government on CAPEs initiative and extension of PM's scholarship

04 Aug 2016

The LANZBC has written to The Hon. Steven Joyce, Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, congratulating him on the Government's decision to include Latin America in the new Centres for Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) and extending the Prime Minister's scholarships to this region.

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PM's Scholarships extended to Latin America

20 Jul 2016

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced on 19 July that the Prime Minister’s Scholarship programme for international study with be extended to Latin America, as well as Asia.

The Latin American scholarships will give kiwi students much greater exposure to another part of the Asia-Pacific region that will become increasingly important to New Zealand in the years ahead.

“The scholarships will mean more young Kiwis are exposed to Latin American countries and cultures, and this will strengthen New Zealand’s ability to engage with key Latin American trading partners in the future,” Mr Joyce says.

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Joyce announces $34.5m for Centres for Asia-Pacific Excellence

27 Jun 2016

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced $34.5 million in funding to develop new Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) in New Zealand universities.

CAPEs will be cross-institutional centres of excellence in the language, culture, politics and economics of countries or groups of countries within the Asia-Pacific region. As well as teaching about and researching these countries, they will be mandated to help all learners, exporters, and government agencies improve their understanding of the countries and their languages.

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LANZBC submission to MFAT supporting Primary Sector Training Visa Scheme extension

03 Jun 2016

The LANZBC has made a submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade in support of the extension of the Primary Sector Training Visa schemes to Uruguay and Argentina.

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LANZBC submission in support of TPP

11 Mar 2016

The LANZBC have made a submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee in support of New Zealand becoming a party to the TPPA.

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LANZBC supports TPP in open letter to PM

03 Feb 2016

The LANZBC joined 27 other business organisations in support for the TPP, in an open letter to Prime Minister John Key. The organisations - representing the majority of New Zealand business - believe that New Zealand business, and the country as a whole, stands to gain significantly from the agreement.

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Postcards from Buenos Aires - NZ Herald

11 Dec 2015

Matthew O'Meagher, President of the LANZBC, and Nick Fitzpatrick, LANZBC Director feature in this NZ Herald article on Buenos Aires, following Air New Zealand's inaugural flight to the Argentine capital on 1 December.

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LANZBC congratulates Government on conclusion of TPP negotiations

06 Oct 2015

The Latin America New Zealand Business Council congratulates the New Zealand Government on the successful conclusion of this historic trade agreement.

Matthew O’Meagher, President of the LANZBC commented:
“This agreement integrates New Zealand and three Latin American nations into the heart of pioneering new trade arrangements linking Asia, Australasia and the Americas."

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LANZBC congratulates Government on opening of NZ Embassy in Bogota

15 Sep 2015

The Latin America New Zealand Business Council congratulates the New Zealand Government on its decision to open an Embassy in Bogota next year.

Matthew O’Meagher, President of the LANZBC commented:
“The potential of the Colombian market has become increasingly apparent to Council members, many of whom have joined Government missions to the market in recent years."

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Air NZ unveils new flights to Buenos Aires - NZ Herald

12 Dec 2014

Air NZ announces a Boeing 777-200 aircraft will operate three return services a week on the route all year round, with flights set to begin in December 2015.

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Growing export opportunities for Kiwi businesses in Latin America - Radio Live

14 May 2014

What opportunity does Latin America represent to Kiwi exporters? Duncan Garner catches up with Radio Live's small business correspondent Louise Pagonis in this edition of Small Business Report.

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